City Council supports Restaurant Relief Bill
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous and sustained impact on the restaurant industry, forcing many restaurants to remain closed or to switch to take-out only, and more recently, to providing limited outdoor and indoor seating in adherence with the State’s Phase II guidelines.
Many restaurants utilize third party delivery companies to meet their delivery needs and can expect to pay up to hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in commission fees to third party delivery companies.
As more restaurants become reliant on delivery services as a critical portion of their revenue, cities, towns and states across the country have placed temporary caps on the delivery commission fees third party delivery companies can charge.
During this week’s Council meeting, the Council voted to adopt a resolution in support of H. 4767 "Restaurant Relief Bill". The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H.4767 that includes a number of initiatives designed to support our restaurants during this time, including a temporary cap on third party delivery fees.